Found project: Essener Münster


    Project : Essener Münster

    Language variant : Essen Cathedral

    Architect : Hildesheim, Alfrid von (commissioner)

    Completion: 1307 (gothic parts)

    Locality : Essen

    Country : Germany

    Building style : Gothic

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    Description :

    The cathedral was formerly the collegiate church of Essen Abbey, founded in about 845 by Altfrid, Bishop of Hildesheim, around which the city of Essen grew up.

    The present building, which was reconstructed after its destruction in World War II, is a Gothic hall church, built after 1275 in light-coloured sandstone.

    The octagonal westwork and the crypt are survivors of the Ottonian pre-Romanesque building that once stood here. To the north of the church is a cloister that once served the abbey.

    Essen Minster is noted for its treasury (Domschatz), which among other treasures contains the Golden Madonna, the oldest fully sculptural figure of Mary north of the Alps.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essen_Cathedral (June 20, 2011).

    Ed. Heikki Nikkinen



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